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J. Brent Standridge

J. Brent Standridge

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, DUI & DWI, Appeals, Social Security, General Practice

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About Me

The Law Offices of J. Brent Standridge, P.A., has its main office in Benton, Arkansas, with a satellite office in Mount Ida, Arkansas. We are a general practice law firm that practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, social security disability, appeals, real estate, forestry law, personal injury, and civil litigation. We offer a free initial consultation. We offer contingency fee arrangements, flat fees, or hourly billing, depending on the type of case.


Brent has been a licensed attorney in Arkansas for 23 years.  He has served as an Arkansas Assistant Attorney General, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, District Court Judge, Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, Special Circuit Court Judge of Saline County, Deputy Public Defender for Saline County, and private practitioner.  He has also served as a Special District Court Judge and Special Prosecutor in various counties in Arkansas.  His wife is Lori and his 2 children are Paige and Trevor.  Brent and his family reside in Benton, Arkansas.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Family: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. General Practice: 10%
  4. Social Security: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Thomas William Burns

    Brent is who I go to when I have questions. He is a wonderful attorney and a credit to the legal profession. I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Burns Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices of J. Brent Standridge, P.A.

111 West South Street
P.O. Box 494
Benton, AR, 72018

2858 Highway 270 East
Mount Ida, AR, 71957



ARAuthorized to practice198506/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service CertificateNational Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council2007
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Highway Police2005
Certificate of AppreciationNorth Little Rock Sertoma Club2003
Certificate of RecognitionSaline County, Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney's Office2002
Prosecutor in the MediaNational District Attorneys Association2001
DNA: Witness to the TruthNational District Attorneys Association2000
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Criminal Justice Institute1998
Distinguished Public Service RecognitionOffice of the Attorney General, State of Arkansas1997
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Narcotic Officers Association1996
Certificate of AppreciationMothers Against Drunk Driving1996
Certificate of AppreciationNorth Little Rock Police Department1995
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Adult Probation Commission1994
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Adult Probation Commission1992
Certificate of AppreciationArkansas Highway Police1992
Best of CLE, Legislative & Case Law UpdateArkansas Bar Association1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderSaline County Public Defender's Office2008 - Present
PresidentThe Law Offices of J. Brent Standridge, P.A.2006 - Present
Special Associate JusticeThe Supreme Court of Arkansas2006 - 2007
Special Associate JusticeThe Supreme Court of Arkansas2005 - 2006
General PartnerAbles, Howe & Standridge, PLLC2005 - 2006
Special Associate JusticeThe Supreme Court of Arkansas2004 - 2004
District Court JudgeCity of North Little Rock, Arkansas2003 - 2004
Chief Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyOffice of the Prosecuting Attorney, Saline County, Arkansas1997 - 2002
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General, State of Arkansas1986 - 1997
N/AJ. Brent Standridge, Attorney-at-Law1985 - 1986

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Within R.E.A.C.H., Inc.Attorney and on Board of Directors2009 - Present
Arkansas Sentencing CommissionCommissioner (Criminal Defense Counsel Representative)2005 - Present
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory CouncilMember2003 - 2007
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Judges AssociationMemberN/A
Polk County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Garland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
National District Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
Saline County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lockhart v. FretwellReversed and Remanded for further proceedings
Hoyle v. State of ArkansasAffirmed
Fowler v. State of ArkansasReversed and Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Arkansas Law on Expungements, Sealing and Sequestration of Criminal RecordsArkansas Law on Expungements, Sealing and Sequestration of Criminal Records2008
An Outline of Arkansas Post-Conviction RemediesAn Outline of Arkansas Post-Conviction RemediesN/A
What Every Officer Should KnowArticle concerning technical points of criminal law and procedureN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleBroadcast JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Mount Ida High SchoolGeneralHigh School Diploma1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationLegal Ethics/Professional Responsibility2008
Continuing Legal EducationExpungements, Sealing and Sequestration of Records2008